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Shabbat Evening service – #wearorange for gun violence prevention
June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
#Wearorange to Shabbat Services on Friday Evening, June 3rd, 2022
to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Chicago teens refused to be silent in the face of gun violence. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15—just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, Hadiya’s friends and family knew they had to stand up, speak out, and took action in her honor, selecting #WearOrange to raise awareness about gun violence because it is the color used by hunters to protect themselves.
No one is immune to gun violence, as proven by the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators. The Know the Signs prevention programs from Sandy Hook Promise are making schools and communities safer. Share Sandy Hook Promise with your family and friends and work with us to #ProtectOurKids from gun violence. More than 7 million citizens have taken our Make the Promise pledge, and we ask that you join us in helping our community from gun violence.
Please join us on Friday evening, June 3rd, and participate safely and virtually with us on social media and #wearorange to services. Here are some sample messages:
- Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. I #WearOrange to #ProtectOurKids and #EndGunViolence. Join me and nearly 7 million people who have made the Sandy Hook Promise. https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/take-action/promise/
- The time to act has long past. On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I #WearOrange to #EndGunViolence and will take action to make our communities safer. https://actionfund.sandyhookpromise.org/
Friday night services for June, July and August will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Please check your weekly email blast or call the office for the location. Sanctuary services are live-streamed and can be found here: https://www.blacklabimaging.net/mahwah/